Ideas | Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58

The Witness Trees

Are our forests fiber mines or recreational playgrounds? Are they an economic engine or necessary for our environmental health? And are they essential to our mental well being? Dick Miller re-imagines the forest of the future.

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